BIBLE PSYCHOLOGY

30/05/2020

There are some great lectures by Jordan Peterson on Youtube called The Psychological Significance of the Bible Stories (or something like that). Jordan comes at these talks from an evolutionary perspective and explains the pyschological significance in evolutionary terms. These are long talks and an awful lot of ground is covered. He sees most of the early Bible stories of Adam and Eve, and Cain and Abel for example as myth, in the sense of a story that reveals a general truth of ultimate reality.

There are 10 or more lectures and they are all fascinating and completely absorbing. Unless you are totally dogmatic about the Bible you are sure to gain some valuable insights into the human condition and the evolution of consciousness from this series of talks.
The image above is a screen shot of a slide from Jordan’s presentation.